Originally Posted by flayvurdfun
first off it sounds like you are panicking...its ok I was the same way...
Myself and much of the other decorators here anyway, we dont usually worry about putting the iced cake in the fridge....sugar acts as a preservative once the cake is baked.... I believe cali4dawn has left her cakes out for a week and it was fine, fresh, moist etc. JUST KEEP IT COVERED. I have also left cakes out... no problems!
Also you dont have to refridgerate an uniced cake either....for the same reason above! Just keep it covered so it doesnt dry out..
Now if you do put it in the fridge you dont have to wait for room temperature either... But when I have put cakes in the fridge I pulled it out and decorated it right away, because since it was already cold, the icing stayed colder longer giving me more time to decorate it.
I hope this helps a bit....
once cali4dawn, m0use, tcturtleshell, Lisa, MrsMissey and all the other experts on here wake up and get on here you will have plenty of help!
Hehe flayv....I think you did a good job answering her questions. There's not much more I can add.
The sugar and if you add salt into your buttercream, acts as a preservative. I made a wedding cake for a friend of ours, her dad had taken a bunch of the leftover cake home to his house, and told me that even a week after the event, the cake tasted just as fresh and no one got sick at all from it. He had left it covered on the counter, no refrigeration.